Stena Line Plans To Launch Fossil-Free Ships Before 2030

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Stena Line plans to start operating two fossil-free battery powered vessels on the 50-nautical-mile route between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn no later than 2030.

  • Plan is to order first vessel latest in 2025
  • STENA ELEKTRA will be the world’s first fossil-free ferry of its size
  • 200m, 1000 passengers, 3,000 lane metres freight capacity
  • Will run on battery power for approximately 50 nautical miles, the distance between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn
  • The battery capacity will need to be approximately 60-70 MWh and the vessel will be charged in port
  • Stena Line also looking into combining the electrification with other alternative fossil free fuels such as fuel cells, hydrogen and bio methanol for longer reach of the vessels

NMT Shipping Charters LIEKUT

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NMT Shipping announced the charter of Flensburg roro newbuilding LIEKUT, “to accomplish market commitment to West Africa.”

The vessel was delivered to a SIEM Company in March 2020 but hadn’t sailed so far.

The roro vessel will normally join the SeaRoad fleet for three years, as from March 2021 (see SIEM press release). She will replace SEAROAD TAMAR on the Bass Strait (Tasmania-Australia) until SeaRoad’s new vessel is constructed.


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Study About Fixed Link Helsingör -Helsingborg Handed Over

The Swedish Transport Administration, the Danish Road Directorate and the Swedish Transport, Building and Housing Agency have together investigated the possibilities for a new fixed link Helsingör and Helsingborg.

The investigation has been ongoing for three years (2018-2020) and has been handed over to the Governments.

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Helsinki: Tunnel & Reshuffle

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No more ferries in Helsinki’s South Harbour and a €180 million tunnel between Jätkäsaari and the Länsiväylä motorway. This was an in-principle decision made by the city council of Helsinki.

  • Ferries to Sweden to move to Katajanokka
  • No more (Silja) ferries in South Harbour
  • Big urbanisation project in South Harbour
  • Ferries to Estonia from West Harbour

Port Of Ceuta Orders New Passenger Boarding Bridges

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Port Authority of Ceuta awarded ADELTE a project to deliver four Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges. These SPBBs will replace the current systems installed two decades ago on the Cañonero Dato Pier.
The new bridges will have greater operational flexibility and will serve various ferry ships sailing from Ceuta in the Spanish enclave of North Africa to the Port of Algeciras in Southern Spain.

Port Of Rotterdam Authority And Uniper Start Feasibility Study For Green Hydrogen Plant At Maasvlakte

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Uniper (photo) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority are investigating the possibilities of large-scale production of green hydrogen at the Maasvlakte area in Rotterdam.

The parties have the ambition to realise a hydrogen plant on the site of Uniper by 2025 with a capacity of 100MW and to expand this capacity to 500MW. The feasibility study will be completed this summer.

Tirrenia’s Head Quarter In Naples To Be Closed Down At The End Of February

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After the last meeting with the top management of the company, labour unions announced that Tirrenia will definitely close down its historical head quarter in Naples where some 40 administrative employees work. They will be asked to move to Livorno.

The decision is part of Moby’s debt restructuring and cost saving plan currently under discussion with the creditors (banks, bond holders and the bad company Tirrenia in Amministrazione Straordinaria).

Palazzo Sirignano, this is the name of the historical building, is bound to become a luxury hotel.